News from the Library of Congress

September 2003

  • September 15, 2003  (03-153)
    Center for the Book Announces Future Author Talks The topics of discussion by authors in this fall’s series of Books & Beyond programs range from growing up in the south and in America’s heartland to American presidents and the lives of African Americans in the United States.
    • Date: 2003-09-15
  • September 9, 2003  (03-151)
    Peace Corps Director Gaddi Vasquez to Deliver Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Keynote Gaddi H. Vasquez, director of the U.S. Peace Corps, will deliver the closing keynote address of the Library’s 2003 National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, in Madison Hall on the first floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. , Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-09-09
  • September 9, 2003  (03-149)
    Selections from the Wright Brothers' Papers to be Available Online On Dec. 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first powered, sustained and controlled flight in a heavier-than-air flying machine.
    • Date: 2003-09-09
  • September 3, 2003  (03-150)
    Composer Libby Larsen to Speak on September 17 Libby Larsen, Harissios Papamarkou Scholar in Education and Technology at the Library of Congress, will present a lecture titled “The Concert Hall That Fell Asleep and Woke up as a Car Radio” at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-09-03

August 2003

  • August 29, 2003  (03-146)
    Library of Congress Display Marks the Centennial of Flight Wilbur and Orville Wright made the world’s first powered, sustained, and controlled flight in their heavier-than-air flying machine on Dec. 17, 1903, thereby achieving one of mankind’s oldest and most persistent dreams. Beginning Oct. 3, the Library of Congress will feature in its permanent American Treasures gallery a special presentation, “The Dream of Flight,” which is dedicated to the Wright Brothers and their historic...
    • Date: 2003-08-29
  • August 28, 2003  (03-148)
    Librarian of Congress Appoints Louise Glück Poet Laureate Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced the appointment of Louise Glück as the Library's 12th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.
    • Date: 2003-08-28
  • August 28, 2003  (03-147)
  • August 20, 2003  (03-144)
    Surgeon General Richard Carmona to Deliver Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Keynote U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona will open the Library’s 2003 National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with a keynote address at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Madison Hall on the first floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. , Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-08-20
  • August 19, 2003  (03-145)
    American Folklife Center Presents Heritage Winners in Concert September 18 The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress presents Roberto and Lorenzo Martinez and Family at noon, Thursday, Sept. 18, on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-08-19
  • August 19, 2003  (03-143)
    American Folklife Center Presents Little Bit of Blues The American Folklife Center and the Public Service Collections Directorate at the Library of Congress present Little Bit of Blues, featuring Warner Williams and Jay Summerour, at noon on Thursday, Sept. 11, on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.
    • Date: 2003-08-19
  • August 15, 2003  (03-142)
    Library Accepts September 11 Digital Archive, Holds Symposium The Library of Congress will mark its first major digital acquisition of September 11, 2001, materials with the addition to its collections of the September 11 Digital Archive (http://911digitalarchive.org).
    • Date: 2003-08-15
  • August 14, 2003  (03-128)
    Library Of Congress Acquires Papers Of American Composer Robert Hall Lewis The Library of Congress announces the acquisition of the archives of Robert Hall Lewis (1926-1996)—American composer, conductor, and educator—whose chamber and orchestral works have been performed widely in America and Europe.
    • Date: 2003-08-14
  • August 13, 2003  (03-140)
    Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Federal Libraries, Librarians and Library Technicians To honor the many innovative ways in which federal libraries, librarians and library technicians are fulfilling the information demands of government, business, research, scholarly communities and the American public, the Federal Library and Information Center Committee announces its sixth annual series of national awards for federal librarianship for fiscal year 2003.
    • Date: 2003-08-13
  • August 12, 2003  (03-141)
    Digital Preservation Program Calls for Applications for Funding The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress (NDIIPP) has issued an announcement seeking applications for projects that will advance the nationwide program to collect and preserve digital materials.
    • Date: 2003-08-12
  • August 12, 2003  (03-129)
    Historian Jaroslav Pelikan To Be Honored at Library of Congress Sept. 9 Historian Jaroslav Pelikan will be honored in a special lecture titled "Orthodoxy and Western Culture," which will be given by Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Corporation, at the Library of Congress at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Room 119, first floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-08-12
  • August 8, 2003  (03-139)
    Kluge Center at Library of Congress Plans Symposium on China in Transition The John W. Kluge Center, along with the Library’s Asian, and Science, Technology and Business divisions jointly present a symposium titled “China in Transition: Will Economic Reform Lead to Democracy in China?” from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23.
    • Date: 2003-08-08
  • August 7, 2003  (03-135)
    Pop, Folk, Jazz and Hip-Hop Add Variety to 2003-2004 Library of Congress Concert Series A wonderfully eclectic mix of artists from the classical, jazz, pop, folk, hip-hop and world music fields will make the 2003-2004 Library of Congress concert series one of the most widely diverse and memorable in the series’ history.
    • Date: 2003-08-07
  • August 6, 2003  (03-138)
    Library of Congress Acquires Art Wood Collection of Cartoon, Comic Strip and Animation Art Presentation on the Library’s acquisition of more than 30,000 original political cartoons, comic strips, animation cels and illustrator’s drawings from the collection of award-winning political cartoonist J. Arthur Wood Jr. Works from the collection will be on display and digital images will be available to the press. Continental breakfast will be served.
    • Date: 2003-08-06
  • August 6, 2003  (03-134)
    Swann Foundation Announces Fellow for 2003-2004 The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress, announces the selection of James Wechsler, who recently completed a doctorate in art history at the City University of New York, to receive its 2003-2004 Swann Foundation fellowship.
    • Date: 2003-08-06
  • August 5, 2003  (03-136)
    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: 30 SECONDS 30 second Public Service Announcement
    • Date: 2003-08-05
  • August 4, 2003  (03-133)
    2003 National Book Festival to be Held October 4 on the National Mall The third annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by Laura Bush, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 7th and 14th streets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine).
    • Date: 2003-08-04

July 2003

  • July 31, 2003  (03-131)
    American Folklife Center Presents Mariachi Los Amigos The American Folklife Center and the Public Collections Services Directorate at the Library of Congress present Mariachi Los Amigos in a concert of music from the Mexican mariachi tradition, at noon on Thursday, Aug. 7, on the Thomas Jefferson Building’s Neptune Plaza, First Street and Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-07-31
  • July 30, 2003  (03-132)
    American Folklife Center Presents Gospel Concert The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress presents Robert Turner and the Silver Heart Gospel Singers at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 20, on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-07-30
  • July 28, 2003  (03-137)
    Renowned Illustrator Anita Kunz Honored in Exhibition Anita Kunz’s illustrations have graced the covers of Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times and The Washington Post magazines.
    • Date: 2003-07-28
  • July 28, 2003  (03-130)
    Library To Offer Tours of Timbuktu Exhibition Library of Congress specialists will conduct group tours of 'Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu,' on view through Sept. 3, in the South Gallery of the Great Hall in the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. To arrange a tour for groups of 10 or more, call (202) 707-7937.
    • Date: 2003-07-28
  • July 24, 2003  (03-087)
    Library of Congress Acquires Art Wood Collection of Cartoon, Comic Strip and Animation Art The Library of Congress announces the acquisition of more than 30,000 original political cartoons, comic strips, animation cels and illustrator's drawings from the collection of award-winning political cartoonist J. Arthur Wood Jr.
    • Date: 2003-07-24
  • July 16, 2003  (03-127)
    "The Stars and Stripes" Collection Now Part of American Memory Web Site The Library of Congress has released a new addition to the American Memory Web site of more than 120 thematically organized collections. “The Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers’ Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919,” is now available at www.loc.gov.
    • Date: 2003-07-16
  • July 14, 2003  (03-118)
    Lewis & Clark Exhibition at the Library of Congress Press preview of "Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America," a major new exhibition about the exploration of North America featuring the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition as the culmination of the quest to find a water passage across the continent.
    • Date: 2003-07-14
  • July 8, 2003  (03-125)
    2003 National Book Festival to be held October 4 on the National Mall The third annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by Mrs. Laura Bush, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 7th and 14th streets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine).
    • Date: 2003-07-08
  • July 1, 2003  (03-124)
    Pianist and Art Collector Annette Kaufman Discusses "A Fiddler's Tale" at Library of Congress on July 31 Annette Kaufman, pianist and art collector, will discuss "A Fiddler's Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi Discovered Me," a book she co-wrote with her husband, violinist and art collector Louis Kaufman, at the Library of Congress at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, in the Mumford Room, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue S.E., in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-07-01
  • July 1, 2003  (03-123)
    Center for the Book and the Viburnum Foundation Announce 2003-2004 Family Literacy Grantees The Library of Congress's Center for the Book announced that 47 small public libraries in 10 states would receive $3,000 family literacy grants from the Viburnum Foundation, as part of the 2003-2004 Viburnum Foundation/Center for the Book Family Literacy Project.
    • Date: 2003-07-01
  • July 1, 2003  (03-102)
    Library of Congress and Johns Hopkins Libraries Co-Sponsor Conference on Music Information Retrieval The Library of Congress joins The Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries in sponsoring the 4th annual International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), which will be held from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30, in Baltimore, Md.
    • Date: 2003-07-01

June 2003

  • June 26, 2003  (03-122)
    American Women: A Gateway for the Study of Women's History Debuts "American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States" is the newest presentation from American Memory, the Library's Web site of 8 million digital items. "American Women" can be accessed at http://www.loc.gov.
    • Date: 2003-06-26
  • June 26, 2003  (03-121)
    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: 30 SECONDS THE AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WILL PRESENT A CONCERT BY THE MINNESOTA SCANDINAVIAN ENSEMBLE AND BECKY WEIS AT NOON ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, ON NEPTUNE PLAZA, WEST FRONT OF THE THOMAS JEFFERSON BUILDING, FIRST STREET AND INDEPENDENCE AVE. S.E, IN WASHINGTON, D.C. THE CONCERT WILL HIGHLIGHT MUSIC FROM THE SCANDINAVIAN COMMUNITIES OF THE UPPER MIDWEST.
    • Date: 2003-06-26
  • June 25, 2003  (03-116)
    Library of Congress Exhibition on Explorations of the North American Continent Opens July 24 The Library of Congress exhibition, "Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America," presents a century of exploration that features the expedition of the Corps of Discovery as the culminating moment in the quest to connect North America by means of a waterway passage. Opening in the Northwest Gallery and Pavilion of the Thomas Jefferson Building on July 24, the exhibition...
    • Date: 2003-06-25
  • June 19, 2003  (03-120)
    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: 30 SECONDS AN EXHIBITION TITLED 'ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE DESERT LIBRARIES OF TIMBUKTU' WILL OPEN AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FROM JUNE 24 THROUGH SEPT. 3, IN THE SOUTH GALLERY OF THE GREAT HALL IN THE THOMAS JEFFERSON BUILDING, 101 INDEPENDENCE AVENUE S.E., WASHINGTON, D.C. THE EXHIBITION WILL BE ON VIEW FROM 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. MONDAY-SATURDAY, AND IS OPENING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SMITHSONIAN...
    • Date: 2003-06-19
  • June 19, 2003  (03-114)
    American Folklife Center Presents Scandinavian Music from Minnesota The Minnesota Scandinavian Ensemble and Becky Weis appear in concert at noon on Wednesday, July 16, on Neptune Plaza on the west front of the Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-06-19
  • June 19, 2003  (03-108)
    Library of Congress Asian Division To Host Open House Program on July 12 The Asian Division of the Library of Congress will host an open house program from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, in the Asian Reading Room, Room 105 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public. For reservations, contact Judy Lu at (202) 707-2385.
    • Date: 2003-06-19
  • June 18, 2003  (03-119)
    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: 30 SECONDS THE CENTER FOR THE BOOK, IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, WILL HOST A DISCUSSION BY STUART E. EISENSTAT ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK CALLED "IMPERFECT JUSTICE: LOOTED ASSETS, SLAVE LABOR, AND THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF WORLD WAR TWO," ON JUNE 24, AT NOON, IN ROOM 119, FIRST FLOOR OF THE THOMAS JEFFERSON BUILDING OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 10 FIRST STREET S.E., IN WASHINGTON, D.C....
    • Date: 2003-06-18
  • June 18, 2003  (03-115)
    Deanna Marcum Appointed Associate Librarian for Library Services Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced that he has selected Deanna B. Marcum as associate librarian for Library Services, effective Aug. 11.
    • Date: 2003-06-18
  • June 18, 2003  (03-110)
    Library of Congress Completes Purchase of Waldseemüller Map The Library of Congress has completed the $10 million purchase of the only known copy of the 1507 world map by Martin Waldseemüller from Prince Johannes Waldburg-Wolfegg, thanks to the generosity of the Congress of the United States, Discovery Channel, Gerald Lenfest, David Koch and a number of other donors. The map has been in the custody of the Library of Congress since late...
    • Date: 2003-06-18
  • June 17, 2003  (03-117)
    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: 30 SECONDS THE AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WILL KICK OFF THE "CAPITOL ROOTS" CONCERT SERIES, HIGHLIGHTING OUTSTANDING TRADITIONAL WASHINGTON-AREA ARTISTS, WITH A FREE PERFORMANCE BY ONE OF THE NATION’S MOST POPULAR BLUEGRASS BANDS, THE SELDOM SCENE, ON JULY 10, AT NOON, ON NEPTUNE PLAZA IN FRONT OF THE LIBRARY’S JEFFERSON BUILDING, 10 FIRST STREET S.E, IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-06-17
  • June 17, 2003  (03-112)
    American Memory Adds Special Presentation on Maps of Macau The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress has mounted a special presentation online in the "Map Collections, 1500-2003" of the American Memory Web site devoted to Macau, the oldest permanent European settlement in Asia, which was returned by Portugal to China in 1999.
    • Date: 2003-06-17
  • June 16, 2003  (03-109)
    Library of Congress Opens Exhibition on Ancient Manuscripts of Timbuktu on June 24 An exhibition titled "Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu" will open at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, June 24. The exhibition has been planned in conjunction with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall, which will feature the cultural heritage of Mali.
    • Date: 2003-06-16
  • June 13, 2003  (03-107)
    Hwa-Wei Lee Named Chief of Asian Division "We are privileged to have Dr. Lee join us as chief of the Asian Division," said Carolyn Brown, director for Area Studies Collections. "He is well-known in the field of international librarianship, having served as a library consultant and lecturer in countries throughout Asia under the sponsorship of organizations such as the Asia Foundation, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the...
    • Date: 2003-06-13
  • June 10, 2003  (03-106)
    Kissinger Scholar Klaus Larres Gives Lecture at the Library of Congress on June 23 Klaus Larres, Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress, will present a lecture titled "Downward Course: European-American Relations from the 1970s to the Present" at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 23, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. The event, which is sponsored by the John W....
    • Date: 2003-06-10
  • June 10, 2003  (03-105)
    Library of Congress Kluge Center Presents a Roundtable Discussion on Transatlantic Relations During the 1970's The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress presents a roundtable discussion on "Re-evaluating the Nixon/Ford/Kissinger Era: Transatlantic Relations and U.S. Foreign Policy During the 1970s and Beyond," from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18. The program will be held in LJ 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C.,...
    • Date: 2003-06-10
  • June 10, 2003  (03-104)
    Roundtable Discussion Foreign Policy "Re-evaluating the Nixon/Ford/Kissinger Era: Transatlantic Relations and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1970s and Beyond"-roundtable discussion with "historical witnesses," journalists and scholars. With U.S.- European relations in the spotlight today, this discussion of foreign policymaking in the 1970s-with evidence given by those who helped to formulate that policy-may help to explain what has changed in the intervening 30 years.
    • Date: 2003-06-10
  • June 10, 2003  (03-103)
    Meeting of Frontiers Adds Collections from the United States, Russia and Germany The Meeting of Frontiers Web site (http://frontiers.loc.gov) of the Library of Congress has added collections from the Library of Congress; the State and University Library (SUB) of Lower Saxony in Göttingen, Germany; the National Library of Russia (NLR); and the Russian State Library (RSL).
    • Date: 2003-06-10
  • June 10, 2003  (03-098)
    Author and Illustrator Tracy Sugarman Discusses His Book at the Library of Congress on June 18 Tracy Sugarman, acclaimed author and illustrator, will speak about his World War II memoir, "My War: A Love Story in Letters and Drawings," at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-06-10